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Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY)
Dividend Payout Ratio
0.81 (As of Dec. 2013)

Sysco Corporation's dividend payout ratio for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.81.

Warning Sign:

If a company dividend payout ratio is too high, its dividend may not be sustainable. The dividend payout of Sysco Corporation is 0.79, which seems too high.

SYY' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Ratio Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 0.82
Current: 0.68

0.26
0.82

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Payout Ratio of Sysco Corporation was 0.82. The lowest was 0.26. And the median was 0.42.

SYY's Dividend Payout Ratiois ranked lower than
55% of the 361 Companies
in the Global Food Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 0.33 vs. SYY: 0.68 )

As of Today, the Dividend Yield of Sysco Corporation is 3.20%.

Warning Sign:

Sysco Corporation stock dividend yield is close to 5-year low.

During the past 13 years, the highest Dividend Yield of Sysco Corporation was 4.55%. The lowest was 1.16%. And the median was 3.11%.

Sysco Corporation's Dividends Per Share for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.29.

During the past 12 months, Sysco Corporation's average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.70% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 3.90% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 4.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate was 9.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, the highest 3-Year average Dividends Per Share Growth Rate of Sysco Corporation was 22.80% per year. The lowest was 3.90% per year. And the median was 15.15% per year.

The growth rate is calculated with least square regression.

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Definition

Dividend payout ratio measures the percentage of the company’s earnings paid out as dividends.

Sysco Corporation's Dividend Payout Ratio for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (A: Jun. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (A: Jun. 2013 )
=1.11/1.67
=0.66

Sysco Corporation's Dividend Payout Ratio for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Dividend Payout Ratio=Dividends Per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )/Earnings per Share (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=0.29/0.36
=0.81

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

In dividends investing, Payout Ratio and Dividend Growth Rate are the two most important variables for consideration. A lower payout ratio may indicate that the company has more room to increase its dividends.


Related Terms

Net Income, Dividends Per Share, Earnings per Share, Dividend Yield, 3-Year Dividends Growth Rate, 5-Year Dividends Growth Rate


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Sysco Corporation Annual Data

Jun04Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13
payout 0.370.400.490.460.470.530.500.530.560.67

Sysco Corporation Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
payout 0.510.630.610.510.550.740.820.590.580.81
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